Unconfirmed tornado leaves behind 2-mile-wide debris field in Jacksboro – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

An unconfirmed tornado on Monday afternoon left extensive damage in Jacksboro, including Jacksboro High School and Jacksboro Elementary School.

Jacksboro officials said Monday evening that a debris field from the storm was at least two miles wide.

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured or killed.

Four people had to be rescued from a damaged house, but were not seriously injured.

The Jacksboro Fire Chief estimated Monday night that at least 60 to 80 homes were damaged by the storm.

Jacksboro Elementary School and Jacksboro High School also sustained significant damage, but no one was injured on either campus.

PHOTOS: Damage from the Jacksboro tornado

There are also reports that the Jacksboro Aminal Shelter was directly affected by the same storm. When NBC 5 called the shelter, they told us they were examining the damage.

There are also reports of trees blocking parts of Highway 380. Firefighters report extensive damage in the area of ​​Highway 380 and FM 4 west of Jacksboro.

On Monday evening, Faith Community Hospital in Jacksboro was operating on a backup generator, but suffered no serious damage.

Opening of the emergency shelter

Shelter has been set up in Jacksboro for anyone who may need it at the Twin Lakes Activity Center located at 1114 TX-59. The Red Cross is currently at the shelter to help anyone in need.

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